Europe

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

October 09, 2019 at 5:53 PM

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Renault in No Rush to Rebalance Nissan Alliance

October 09, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard says his priority is to strengthen the company’s alliance with Nissan Motor Co., not to rebalance the equity structure of their partnership.

Thyssenkrupp Plans to Restructure

October 09, 2019 at 10:33 AM

German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp AG confirms it plans a major reorganization that could include selling part of its automotive components unit.

Reports: Renault Will Replace CEO Bollore

October 08, 2019 at 5:48 PM

Renault SA board may consider a replacement for CEO Thierry Bollore at its next meeting on Oct. 18, according to French media reports.

Pininfarina Taps Ex-Tesla Exec as Sales Chief

October 08, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Luxury electric vehicle maker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Jochen Rudat as its chief sales officer.

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

October 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

Car Sales in Russia End 8-Month Losing Streak

October 08, 2019 at 12:13 AM

Sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia totaled 157,100 units last month, virtually unchanged from September 2018.

Mercedes Posts Record 3Q, September Sales

October 07, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand reports record-high deliveries in September and the third quarter of 223,800 units and 590,500 units, respectively.

Bosch Readies More Efficient Microchips for EVs

October 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it will begin commercial production next year of significantly more efficient computer chips for electric vehicles.

BMW to Add 1 Series EV

October 07, 2019 at 5:22 PM

BMW AG is developing an all-electric version of its next-generation tiny 1 Series sedan.

Geely, Volvo to Merge Engine Operations

October 07, 2019 at 8:29 AM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Car Corp. unit are merging their engine operations to form a new stand-alone business that will develop and supply conventional engines and hybrid-electric systems to Geely’s brands.

Denmark, 10 Other EU Members Urge Piston Ban

October 07, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Denmark and 10 other member nations of the European Union have urged the region to allow them to end gasoline and diesel engine sales by 2030.